Jérôme d'Ambrosio

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Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Jerome d'Ambrosio.jpg
Jérôme d'Ambrosio at the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix
Nationality Belgium Belgian
Date of birth 27 December 1985 (1985-12-27) (age 28)
Formula One World Championship career
2011 team Virgin-Cosworth
2011 car # 25
Races 11
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2011 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2012 British Grand Prix

Jérôme d'Ambrosio (born 27 December 1985 in Etterbeek, Belgium) is a Belgian racing driver of Italian descent. He one of the drivers for the Marussia Virgin Racing for the 2011 Formula One World Championship.

Career[change | change source]

Karting[change | change source]

D'Ambrosio began his career in karting, between 1995 and 2002. He was three times Belgian champion, winning the Mini class in 1996, Junior in 2000 and Formula A in 2002. He won the Junior Monaco Kart Cup in 2000, and won World Cup Formula A in 2002.

Formula Renault[change | change source]

D'Ambrosio moved into single-seaters in 2003, and won the Belgian Formula Renault (1.6 litre) championship. He also drove in the German-based Formula König championship in 2003. He moved into the French Formula Renault (2-litre) series for 2004. He finished fourth in the series and was top rookie. He switched to the Italian Formula Renault Championship in 2005, and finished fourth. In 2006, he drove in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, for Tech 1 Racing. He left the series after four rounds and zero points.

During this time, d'Ambrosio also raced in several Eurocup races. In 2006, he raced in the second half of the Euroseries 3000. D'Ambrosio had three podium finishes and finished fifth in the point standings.

Formula Master[change | change source]

For 2007, d'Ambrosio took part in the first season of the International Formula Master series. He won five races and scored 100 points. D'Ambrosio became the series's first champion.

GP2 Series[change | change source]

D'Ambrosio driving at the Turkish round of the 2009 GP2 Series season.

For 2008, d'Ambrosio raced in both the GP2 Series and the new GP2 Asia Series. He finished eleventh in the GP2 drivers' championship. In the 2008-09 GP2 Asia Series season, d'Ambrosio finished second to team-mate Kamui Kobayashi. In the 2009 season, he finished ninth with out wining a single race. In 2010, d'Ambrosio took his first series victory at Monaco. He took his first GP2 pole position at Belgian. He finished twelfth in the drivers' championship.

Formula One[change | change source]

D'Ambrosio driving for Virgin Racing as the team's third driver at the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix.

In January 2010, d'Ambrosio was announced as a reserve driver for Renault F1. He replace Lucas di Grassi at Virgin four times for Friday practice: at the Singapore, Japanese, Korean and Brazilian Grands Prix.

On 21 December 2010 Virgin Racing confirmed that d'Ambrosio would race for the team in 2011.[1]

Racing record[change | change source]

Career summary[change | change source]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Racing  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1st
Formula König  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 240 4th
2004 Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 Graff Racing 14 0 0  ?  ? 156 4th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 7 0 0  ?  ? 28 16th
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Euronova Racing 17 1 1  ?  ? 199 4th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Series 2 2  ?  ?  ? 40 3rd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 6 0 0  ?  ? 22 15th
Italian Formula 3000 Light 1 0 0  ?  ? 9 6th
2006 Euroseries 3000 Euronova Racing 10 0 0  ?  ? 39 5th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 7 0 0  ?  ? 0 NC
FIA GT Championship Gillet Vertigo Streiff 1 0 0  ?  ? 0 NC
2007 International Formula Master Cram Competition 16 5 1  ?  ? 100 1st
2008 GP2 Series DAMS 20 0 0 0 2 21 11th
GP2 Asia Series 10 0 0 0 2 12 11th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series DAMS 11 0 1 3 4 36 2nd
2009 GP2 Series DAMS 20 0 0 0 3 29 9th
2010 GP2 Series DAMS 18 1 1 0 2 21 12th
Formula One Virgin Racing Test driver
2011 Formula One Marussia Virgin Racing 11 0 0 0 0 0* 22nd*

Complete GP2 Series results[change | change source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2008 DAMS ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

15
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

9
MON
SPR

7
FRA
FEA

6
FRA
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

9
GBR
SPR

12
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

11
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

Ret
EUR
FEA

5
EUR
SPR

2
BEL
FEA

8
BEL
SPR

2
ITA
FEA

7
ITA
SPR

6
11th 21
2009 DAMS ESP
FEA

3
ESP
SPR

3
MON
FEA

6
MON
SPR

2
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

15
GBR
FEA

19
GBR
SPR

12
GER
FEA

10
GER
SPR

7
HUN
FEA

16
HUN
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

9
VAL
SPR

4
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

4
ITA
SPR

4
POR
FEA

Ret
POR
SPR

10
9th 29
2010 DAMS ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

10
MON
FEA

8
MON
SPR

1
TUR
FEA

10
TUR
SPR

8
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

8
GBR
FEA

11
GBR
SPR

11
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA

6
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

5
ITA
SPR

2
ABU
FEA

14
ABU
SPR

8
12th 21

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[change | change source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008 DAMS DUB1
FEA

11
DUB1
SPR

8
IDN
FEA

Ret
IDN
SPR

Ret
MYS
FEA

3
MYS
SPR

Ret
BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

12
DUB2
FEA

7
DUB2
SPR

3
11th 12
2008–09 DAMS CHN
FEA

9
CHN
SPR

5
DUB
FEA

7
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

2
BHR1
SPR

3
QAT
FEA

5
QAT
SPR

7
MYS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

DSQ
BHR2
FEA

3
BHR2
SPR

2
2nd 36

Complete Formula One results[change | change source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2010 Virgin Racing Virgin VR-01 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 L V8 BHR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
CHN
 
ESP
 
MON
 
TUR
 
CAN
 
EUR
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
SIN
TD
JPN
TD
KOR
TD
BRA
TD
ABU
 
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2011 Virgin Racing Virgin MVR-02 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 L V8 Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates Please update the F1 race stats templates BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU BRA 22nd* 0*

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